We say that we are,
but how can we be when we're not here?
To live in the past and not in the now
Live for someone else and not for yourself.
You may live in the present, but enjoy past tense so much more
Trying to throw yourself forward and not be tossed behind
The melody reminiscent of an easier time,
The song they played when the movie was over
Just kids but so much more.
Teenage nights with sand between your toes
your first alcohol rush behind the mountains
the kiss that could lead to so much more if the summer night's light
had never burned out.
Movie sequences that will always be there,
always be stuck on replay.
Sometimes you're not here, even if you say that you are
Easier to live in something one recognizes
Maybe you're afraid of taking new pictures
Maybe you're not ready just yet.
Certainly, it is true
That where something ends,
something new begins
So let's start being here
Because we always say that we are.